World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Philippines

The Philippines has had great success counteracting counterfeits and fakes. For the seventh consecutive year, it has not featured on the US Trade Representative’s counterfeiting and piracy watchlist, which reflects a nationwide sense of respect for IP rights. The Philippines is a leading source for globally distributed counterfeit medicines, and...

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The Philippines has had great success counteracting counterfeits and fakes. For the seventh consecutive year, it has not featured on the US Trade Representative’s counterfeiting and piracy watchlist, which reflects a nationwide sense of respect for IP rights. The Philippines is a leading source for globally distributed counterfeit medicines, and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) received 80 IP rights violation complaints during the first half of 2020, a 66% increase from last year, with counterfeit and trademark infringement accounting for nearly half of all reports. To further strengthen efforts against counterfeiting and piracy, the IPOPHL updated enforcement rules to cover online infringing activities. The covid-19 pandemic also led the office to increase the use of online tools and to introduce online IP mediation. Even as trademark filings declined drastically from January to June – the IPOPHL received 13,064 trademark applications, which was 29% less than the same period last year.

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